<AWT Dev> creating an ActionEvent with modifiers from an InputEvent

Denis Fokin denis.fokin at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 10:03:41 UTC 2018

Hi Alan,

according to the new JavaDoc "It is recommended that extended modifier keys
and getModifiersEx() be used instead". Does this method suit your needs?

Thank you,

On Sun, Oct 28, 2018 at 11:33 PM Alan Snyder <javalists at cbfiddle.com> wrote:

> ActionEvent defines four modifier bits for SHIFT, CTRL, META, and ALT that
> coincidentally (not really, but distinct static variables are used, so how
> would one know for sure?) match modifier bits defined by InputEvent/Event.
> Oddly, the latter modifier bits were deprecated in JDK 9, as was the method
> to fetch them.
> So, what is the correct way to create an ActionEvent with modifier bits
> extracted from an InputEvent?
> There are many examples in the JDK where this is done, and they all use
> the deprecated method InputEvent.getModifiers().
> Is there a recommended alternative?
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